|Digital Tipping Point: Richard Stallman_005 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. We are very proud to exhibit this segment of our interview with Richard Stallman, the man who first articulated the power of sharing free software. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article are permitted worldwide without royalty in any medium provided this notice is preserved. Excerpts consisting of any number of complete sentences may be used on the same terms...
Keywords: Richard Stallman; Stallman, Richard; RMS; business models for open source, support fees; economic development; local control; local economic development; Microsoft as a US company; fewer hardware cycles with open source
|Digital Tipping Point: Novell Chairman Jack Messman 04 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this continuation segment, Novell Chairman Jack Messman calls open source a "powerful force" that is changing the software industry. One thing I didn't know is that, according to Jack, most software is written inside businesses for internal use. He says that more and more of the companies will need to turn to the open source community to cope with the costs of writing the code, debugging t...
Keywords: Jack Messman; Messman, Jack; Novell's history; open source as powerful force; business models for open source, in-house code production; business models for open source, licensing fees; business models for open source, support fees; open source as a disruptive technology; meritocracy; peer review; ease of use; value add is packaging
|Digital Tipping Point: Amy Wohl, e-market maven 05 (2005)|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Amy Wohl points out that open source software is not limited to just operating systems, but also is present in applications, such as OpenOffice.org's competition with Microsoft Office. She says that it is not easy to tell what market share an application like OpenOffice.org has, because it is possible to do multiple installs legally from a single disk...
Keywords: Amy Wohl; Wohl, Amy; Messman, Jack; Jack Messman; rising tide of open source disruption; good enough; lower tier customers; Microsoft Office; OpenOffice.org; OpenOffice.org as a replacement for Microsoft Office; IBM; Water line of FOSS commoditization always rising; IBM versus Microsoft; Microsoft versus IBM; business models for open source, support fees